Self-Proning in Non-Intubated Patients with COVID-19: A Strategy to Avoid Intubation.
Patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) experiencing oxygen ation compromise often are admitted to medical units. Assessment of the impact of self-proning on oxygenation in patients with COVID-19 suggested early self-proning is a viable, nursedriven option to improve oxygenation, prevent transfer to intensive care, and decrease need for invasive mechanical ventilation.
Powers, Jan; Chubinski, Sue PhD, NPD-BC, CMSRN; Kadenko-Monirian, Michele MSN RN CCRN CNRN ACCNS-AG AGCNS-BC; Schultz, Stephani BSN, RN, CMSRN; Lung, Christina; and Carman, Tammy, "Self-Proning in Non-Intubated Patients with COVID-19: A Strategy to Avoid Intubation." (2021). Nursing Publications. 43.